Police in Upper Darby, a town about 8 miles outside of Philadelphia, were reportedly alerted to the graffiti back on Feb. 28. This is a representational image. Omar Ram/Unsplash.

The discovery of graffiti threatening a Pennsylvania high school to employ "more black teachers" or "5 white ones will die" alarmed the neighborhood's parents, who allege they were not informed of the vandalism.

A message reading "Y'all better start hiring some more black teachers or 5 white ones will die" was scribbled on the wall of a girls' restroom at Upper Darby High School, according to CITC.

Reports stated that the graffiti was first brought to the attention of police on Feb. 28 in Upper Darby, a town located approximately 8 miles outside of Philadelphia.

Police authorities were notified of the message by a parent, according to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt, and law enforcement then requested the school to confirm its legitimacy.

Bernhardt said police were told that the message was in fact real and determined it was likely written by a developmentally challenged 19-year-old student, said reports.

Outrage is being caused by claims made by parents that they were not informed of the threatening note until days after police were called, New York Post reported.

"I know a post on social media isn't going to help the situation....but we received an email earlier with no mention of this fancy artwork," one parent posted on Facebook accompanied by a photo of the graffiti, according to CITC.

The parent argued that school officials considered the graffiti a "joke" when it was first discovered.

"Correct me if I'm wrong, but the kids in our school district are out of control, all the way down to the elementary schools," another parent sounded off, according to the outlet. "Something has to happen. This is unexceptional on so many levels. I feel sorry for their futures with this mentality."

Upper Darby School District Superintendent Dan McGarry told the Daily Times that "we don't go and chase and publicly communicate every single social media or graffiti incident," but such incidents are investigated.

"We investigate them, but we don't put out a communication every single time, unless we know for sure what we have in front of us, and not enough information to vet it," McGarry said.

"In this particular situation, there has been some writing on a bathroom wall. ... We couldn't identify anybody at the time," he added.

"We did communicate and work with police, and we've investigated that matter and investigated with police and done our part internally. Given the circumstances, it really could not go out with a public review of all that information."

McGarry asserted that the message did not initially seem to be a serious threat when it was found, school administrators would have made a public announcement if they had believed it to be one.

Due to the girl's mental competence and the fact that the message had already been cleaned up when police arrived at the school, officials stated they cannot press charges against the alleged graffiti artist.

"Nobody is able to really place the girl in that bathroom at the time other than the process of elimination from a teacher who knows that those special needs students were in that bathroom at that period of time," Bernhardt said, according to the Daily Times.

The school district did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

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